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A global presence

From its founding mandate in 1971 to support vegetable research and development in tropical Asia, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center has expanded its focus to serve more continents, more countries, and more people.

Today, Center researchers lead and participate in projects throughout Asia, Africa, Central America, and Oceania. We have 300 staff engaged in this spread of activities, and seek to partner with governments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, research institutes, and the private sector to promote prosperity for the poor and health for all through the increased production and consumption of nutritious, health-promoting vegetables.

As we explore new directions for research, we will seek new locations and new partners to join us in the integration of agriculture, nutrition and health.